Lot 50 of 196:
Ouspensky's meetings 1/20 copies  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,440
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
A record of some of the meetings held by P.D. Ouspensky between 1930 and 1947

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Place:
Cape Town, South Africa

Publisher:
The Stourton Press

Date:
1951

Description:

[2],  v, [1], 694 pp. 21x14 cm. (8¼x5¼"), full morocco, raised spine bands, morocco lettering piece. No. 8 of only 20 copies printed for private circulation. First Edition.

Rare record of these meetings relating to consciousness and the occult. Russian mystical philosopher Peter Ouspensky is today best remembered for his association with G.I. Gurdjieff, the Greek-Armenian mystic and spiritual teacher who founded a school for spiritual development called The Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man. Although Ouspensky and Gurdjieff had a falling out, Ouspensky continued to teach Gurdjieff's ideas in small private groups (as here), and he further wrote about Gurdjieff's teachings in a book originally entitled Fragments of an Unknown Teaching, only published posthumously in 1947 under the title In Search of the Miraculous. OCLC/WorldCat lists only two copies of this book, both at the British Library. The printer of the present work, B. Fairfax Hall, had in 1930 founded and operated The Stourton Press in England, named after the family’s house in Westminster. Hall was a member of P.D. Ouspensky’s circle before he immigrated to South Africa, and in 1947 he began to print books, including the present one. This copy with a number of light pencil notes and marks, and occasional underlining.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine darkened, light rubbing to label and joints; very good.


 
Item number:
256278
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